Women in Art Timeline

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    Marrietta Barovier

    Marrietta Barovier
    From the 15th century she was a glass artist. The one below is known as "Woman of Fire". Barovier was the daughter of a glass artist as well.
  • Period: 500 to 1151

    Middle Ages

    Medival art
  • 1151


    Also known as Saint Hildegard was born in Germany. She was a German Benedictine abbess, writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, visionary, herbalist and overall polymath, who ruled her own monastery of Rupertsberg. The piece of art I chose was this one. This is also in a cover of her book Scivias the book is said to talk about the 26 different religious visions she experienced.This was one of the first three works that she wrote describing the many visions she had.
  • Period: 1400 to

    The Renaissance

  • Period: to

    17th Century

  • Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole

    Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole
    She was an Italian painter as well as an engraver. During the renaissance era tools that were used to make engravings were known to be a man's work. In the oil painting above she is holding Holofernes' head after she cut it off, she was known as the Jewish heroine because she saved her city . A little background on Holofernes, he was an Assyrian general that tried attacking the Jews (he obviously did not succeed).
  • Period: to

    18th Century

  • Rachel Ruysch

    Rachel Ruysch
    She was a Dutch still life painter that focused mainly on botanical and floral arrangements. We can see roses, convolvulus, and poppies in the painting above.
  • Rosalba Carriera

    Rosalba Carriera
    Born in Venice Italy she was known for her pastel portrait paintings. Because she was known for using a different material compared to other artists this made her gain popularity. She won a special membership in the Academy of St. Luke in Rome. In March 1720 she became an idol of the French capital ,receiving commission for 36 portraits and she also became a member of the French Royal Academy. Just ten years later after a successful time in Paris she went back to Venice to work.
  • Marianne Loi

    Marianne Loi
    Born in 1715 in Paris France, her paintings were mostly portraits. We know that her family had active people in the Parisian silversmiths and her brother was a pastellist and sculptor.
  • Period: to

    19th Century

  • Alice Walker

    Alice Walker
    The painting above is called Wounded Feelings 1861 I chose this painting because I liked the monochromatic style. Black and white can be very boring when it comes to paintings but I like how you can see the highlights and how you can tell that the dress she is wearing has texture. I have tried drawing texture for clothing and it is very difficult.
  • Edith Hayllar

    Edith Hayllar
    The painting above is called Feeding the Swans 1889. Hayllar was born in 1860 she had four other artistic siblings. While reading her biography it looks like her family not only enjoyed making art but they also liked spending time outside doing family activities together. In my opinion I think this image is so powerful because these are memories that this artist valued enough to recreate it in a painting.
  • Period: to

    20th Century (Europe)

  • Period: to

    20th century (America)

  • Paula Modersohn-Becker

    Paula Modersohn-Becker
    She was a german painter born in 1876.In 1896 to study at the School of Drawing and Painting of the Association of Women Artists and Art Lovers. I chose the painting above because I liked how Paula Modersohn-Becker showed the audience the meaning of motherhood. There has always been an issue for society to feel comfortable for women to embrace motherhood. The fact that Modersohn-Becker was brave enough to show a naked mother cuddling with her baby was brave especially during her time.
  • Lyubov Popva

    Lyubov Popva
    A Russian artist born in 1889. Popova was an active communist during the Russian Revolution. When she traveled to Europe she brought back home different techniques to create art like Cubism and Futurism. One of Lyubov Popova’s accomplishments included using different textiles to make it seem like an optical illusion. You can really tell the cubism and futurism she brought back home to Russia.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe

    Georgia O’Keeffe
    Black Hollyhock, Blue Larkspur
    She was born in Wisconsin in 1887. O’Keeffe was known for her modernist art. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York. Georgia O’Keeffe taught art in West Texas while experimenting with abstract art.The painting above has two types of flowers, the Black Hollyhock and the Blue Larkspur, giving the painting its name. You can see the modernism in her painting by the simple color palette.
  • Varvara Stepanova

    Varvara Stepanova
    Born in 1894 she was a Russian painter. She attended the Kazan Art School. In the year 1919 she became the director of the IZO Narkompros. Izo Narkompros is a government agency that empowers people through culture. The audience can tell the type of art that was used, suprematism. We can see the limited color palette she only used tan orange and black, we can also see the geometry to create the clothing designs.
  • Irene Rice Pereira

    Irene Rice Pereira
    Irene Rice Pereira was an American painter born in 1902. Rice Pereira was one of the many people to help found the Federal Art Project Design Laboratory.When I look at this painting this is what I imagine when I think of modernism. There's shapes, lines, dots, and colors that go together and that stick out. You can see the geometric shapes used like it was used during the 18th century. The biggest difference between the 18th century and the 20th century would be the color palettes.
  • Helen Frankenthaler

    Helen Frankenthaler
    Mountains and Sea
    She was born in 1928 in the city of Manhattan, New York. Frankenthaler studied in the Dalton School where she received art instruction from Rufino Tamayo. Helen Frankenthaler graduated from Bennington College in 1949. Frankenthaler was known for her abstract art, she discovered the soak stain technique. The painting above shows the audience her technique.
  • Las Mujeres Muralistas

    Las Mujeres Muralistas
    Las Mujeres Muralistas were a all Latina painters. The Latina group had 4 different artists, Patricia Rodriguez, Graciela Carrillo, Consuelo Mendez, Irene Perez. They all studied at the San Francisco Art Institution. This group was based in San Francisco during the 70s, their mission in specific was to gain civil rights for Chicanos because it was on a high rise during these times.
  • Adrian Piper

    Adrian Piper
    Adrian Pier is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. Piper was born in New York City, in 1969 she graduated from Visual Arts in New York City where she received and associates degree in fine arts. Most of her work addresses racial passing, and racism she does this by using various traditional and non-traditional media.
  • Period: to

    Late 20th Century/ 21st century